Brían Gartlan


BDO Dublin

+353 1 470 0000

+353 1 470 0141



Brían heads up BDO's Risk & Advisory Services department in Ireland and has extensive experience in internal audit, risk management, forensic investigations and corporate governance at strategic and operational levels. 



Brían joined BDO in January 2012 to head up the Risk & Advisory Services department. Prior to joining BDO, Brían spent 12 years with another large accountancy firm where he worked in both Management Consulting and Internal Audit. Prior to that, Brían worked for six years in the U.S. as a management consultant for a large ERP software company. 

He has led internal audit, governance and risk management engagements for organisations in both the public and private sectors for the past 10 years on both an out-sourced and co-sourced basis. In addition to his Risk Advisory work Brían has extensive experience in leading business transformation initiatives for clients including large-scale ERP and Shared Services implementations. Brían’s experience spans many industry sectors including life sciences, media, building materials, technology and financial services, as well as public and semi-state.

Brían is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers (IMCA). He holds an honours degree in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College and a Certificate in Internal Audit and Business Risk from the IIA. Brían is a member of the NSAI’s Risk Management Standards Committee.